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July 7, 2020

How NFL offensive linemen escape the 5,000-calorie lunch and transform in retirement
For their entire playing careers, offensive linemen are conditioned to eat until they can't eat any more. So how are so many of them losing 50, 60, even 70 pounds in retirement?... More >>

Sources: Chiefs give Mahomes massive extension
The Chiefs and QB Patrick Mahomes have agreed on a 10-year contract extension that ties him to Kansas City through 2031. The deal is for $450 million and could be worth up to $503 million if certain incentives are met, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.... More >>

Yanks-Nats, Giants-Dodgers open MLB schedule
The defending World Series champion Washington Nationals will host the New York Yankees in the first game of the 2020 MLB season on July 23, followed by the San Francisco Giants traveling to play the rival Los Angeles Dodgers.... More >>

Mayweather, MLS, NASCAR teams OK'd for loans
Rapper Ice Cube, Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and longtime boxing promoter Bob Arum led a group of sports leagues, businesses and teams that navigated a federal loan program designed to help small businesses cope with the coronavirus pandemic.... More >>

Howard to join Lakers, donate $700K from restart
Lakers center Dwight Howard told CNN on Monday night that he will be joining his team in Orlando for the resumption of the NBA season.... More >>

Judge 'game-ready' with rib injury in rearview
All-Star outfielder Aaron Judge benefited from the 3 months of pandemic hiatus perhaps as much as anyone in baseball.... More >>

UFC boasts Fight Island will be tightest bubble
The UFC is promising even tighter safety controls and protocols for this month's series of events on Abu Dhabi's Yas Island after already having completed eight events in the coronavirus era.... More >>

Social media reacts to Patrick Mahomes' 10-year extension
The first QB in NFL history with an MVP and a Lombardi trophy before the age of 25 is getting rewarded.... More >>

New NBA Power Rankings, and key questions for all 22 teams
The teams in the NBA's restart face big questions ahead of training camp, which begins this week in Orlando, Florida.... More >>

The biggest takeaways and questions ahead of the Usman-Masvidal main event
In a shocking turn of events, Kamaru Usman will defend his welterweight title against Jorge Masvidal.... More >>

Why your club can win it all, and why it probably won't
With the MLS is Back Tournament kicking off on Wednesday, Jeff Carlisle takes a look at all 26 teams to reveal why every club has reason to believe.... More >>

MVP Vela opts out of MLS' return, sources say
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Patrick Mahomes tops Mike Trout for biggest contract in sports history
Just 16 months after Mike Trout signed the biggest deal ever, Patrick Mahomes has beaten him. The Super Bowl MVP is the only football player in the top five.... More >>

Kaepernick, Disney announce partnership deal
Colin Kaepernick will be featured in an exclusive docuseries produced by ESPN Films as part of a first-look deal with The Walt Disney Co. The deal between Kaepernick's production arm, Ra Vision Media, and Disney was announced Monday.... More >>

The 60-game MLB schedule is out! Here's what you need to know and the big matchups we're circling
The dates for baseball's 60-game sprint of a season are officially set. Here's what we can't wait to see once the games begin.... More >>

Gabriel Muratalla, the preschool teacher with a puncher's chance
Gabriel Muratalla misses his day-to-day job teaching preschoolers, but he has made the most of an opportunity to box in front of a national audience.... More >>

FC Dallas out of MLS is Back Tournament due to virus
Dallas has pulled out of the tourney following the high number of positive tests for the coronavirus within the club.... More >>

UFC 251 -- Jose Aldo's ups and downs from the Conor McGregor KO to Fight Island
Here's a look at the career of Jose Aldo, who will fight for the vacant bantamweight title at UFC 251, since his loss to Conor McGregor in 2015.... More >>

What people in the NBA are saying about the Orlando restart
Players, coaches and execs weigh in on difficult Orlando decisions, safety concerns and more.... More >>

Octa-gone! Goalkeeper quits soccer to pursue MMA dream
Adelaide goalkeeper Isaac Richards is embarking on a new career in MMA, and he's not the first footballer to try their hand at another pro sport.... More >>

Report: Redskins' minority owners looking to sell
The Redskins' three minority owners have hired a search firm to sell their shares in the team amid discontent with owner Daniel Snyder, The Washington Post reported.... More >>

Bianca Williams accuses London cops of racial profiling
Bianca Williams has accused London police of racial profiling after a traffic stop on Saturday.... More >>

Nats, Astros, Cards cancel workouts amid delays
The Nationals, Astros and Cardinals have canceled their workouts scheduled for Monday, citing players' safety.... More >>

Has VAR helped Real Madrid in title race? Barca seem to think so
Barcelona's president claimed rivals Real Madrid are getting help from VAR in La Liga's title race but credit where it's due to Ramos and Zidane.... More >>

Bryson DeChambeau just proved his body transformation is a part of a winning formula
He'd been close since adding pounds and distance. And he still had to answer all the questions about his methods. His win at the Rocket Mortgage Classic should take care of all that once and for all.... More >>

KBO Weekly: Dinos roar back with big comeback to cap another solid week
The KBO's top team staged a huge ninth-inning rally to remind the league's would-be contenders what they're up against.... More >>

Hamilton: I didn't insist drivers had to kneel in Austria
Lewis Hamilton has moved to clarify he was not the one pushing for Formula One drivers to kneel ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix, and he said everyone is entitled to opt against doing so if they wish.... More >>

Formula One serves up an instant classic in long-awaited return to action
A look at what made the Austrian Grand Prix such a wild return to action.... More >>

Erling who? Greenwood helps Man United forget Haaland
Mason Greenwood would have found his chances limited at Man United had Erling Haaland signed. It is turning out to be quite the lucky break.... More >>

Giroud seizing opportunity to lead Chelsea's line
Olivier Giroud has supplanted Tammy Abraham -- and he proved why vs. Watford.... More >>

Who Won the Weekend: Guangzhou Charge and OWL tournaments
The Guangzhou Charge's upset of the Shanghai Dragons and the Overwatch League's tournament successes put them in our Who Won the Weekend.... More >>


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